Animation, Arts & Culture

This Week In Experimental: Volume 62


Hello Experimenters!


Happy to be back after a much needed week off. I’ve been prioritizing my community as I prepare for a big move from Greater Boston to Central Pennsylvania. That said, there may be a few weeks in the near future where the newsletter is late or doesn’t go out. If anyone is interested in being a Guest Contributor in the coming months, let me know. I’d be happy to walk you through the process. 🙂


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Emergency Funds

Artist Relief Project

AFC Emergency Financial Aid

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants

Onassis Emergency Fellowships 2020/21

Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants

Filmmaker’s Guide To Applying For US Coronavirus Federal Relief

Emergency Resources for Artists and Freelancers

Artist Rescue Trust

COVID-19 Funding for Artists in New England

Artist Relief Tree

BridgeSong Fund


Calls for Entry

Minus20degree due July 14th

Chicago Underground Film Festival Earlybird Deadline July 15th

LPM 2021 Apulia due July 15th

Film Fest Kodama Regular Deadline July 15th

NY / Open Call: Solo Exhibition due July 15th

Health and the Climate & Ecological Emergency Exhibition due July 16th

Projektion Darmstadt due July 17th

SSA Annual Exhibition (Installation) due July 18th

Helios Sun Poetry Film Festival Regular Deadline July 20th

HBI Artist Program due July 30th

Experimental Film Odyssey Regular Deadline July 30th

Moinho Cine Fest due July 31st

Orbiting the Glitch due July 31st

SSA Annual Exhibition due July 31st

Viennale International Film Festival due July 31st

Ann Arbor Film Festival Earlybird Deadline July 31st

Technarte International Conference due July 31st

Media City Film Festival due July 31st

SPLICE Film Fest Early Bird Deadline July 31st

2021 Punto y Raya Festival due August 2nd

Film Fest Kodama August Deadline August 4th
Sundance Film Festival Early Deadline August 6th

On Media. Signals and Connections due August 7th

Vision and Visibility, Exhibition 2021 due August 9th

ALTERNATIVE FILM/VIDEO 2021 due August 10th

Sundance Film Festival Early Deadline (Features) August 13th

ExperimentoBio 2021 due August 15th

Sundance Film Festival Regular Deadline August 23rd

Chicago Underground Film Festival Regular Deadline August 26th

Ann Arbor Film Festival Earlybird Deadline August 31st

Moinho Cine Fest due August 31st

Aesthetica due August 31st

MONSTERFUCKERS due September 1st

Decolonising Film & Screen Studies due September 1st

The 2021 Film And Video Poetry Symposium Deadline September 4th

Sundance Film Festival Regular Deadline (Features) September 6th

Freedom for Free due September 7th

Moinho Cine Fest due September 30th

Thomas Edison Film Festival Regular Deadline October 15th

ESMoA Video Art + Film Festival: BLUE/S! Regular Deadline October 23rd

SPLICE Film Fest Regular Deadline December 24th

World Channel Nonfiction

Exploding Cinema

Millennium Film Journal


Open Residencies & Fellowships

Stuart Hall Library Artist’s Residency due July 14th

SFFILM New American Fellowship due July 15th

Digital Diasporas due July 15th

Stiwdio Maelor Residency due July 19th

Arnis Residency due July 25th

What is Evidence? due July 31st

Clark Honors College Virtual Faculty-in-Residence Award 2022 due August 1st

Gallery 263 Exhibition Proposals due August 1st

South Shorts due August 4th

Bemis Center Artist-in-Residence due August 16th

AirLand due September 10th

HAMBIDGE RESIDENCIES – Spring 22 due September 15th

Online Artists Support Program

Nes Artist Residency

The Loisaida Center Emerging Artist Residency


Open Funds

Sundance Institute | Stars Collective Granting Fund due July 16th

GLAS Animation Grant due August 1st

AXS Film Fund due September 4th

Catapult Development Grant

The Photodom Grant Program

Black Artists Grant (UK)


Boston Opportunity Funds



Things to Watch

Remains to be Streamed, IG Live (Ongoing, Tuesdays 8PM PT)

My Mexican Bretzel by Nuria Giménez (July 7th – 13th)

Cousins and Kin: Anti-Ethnography (June 16th – July 15th)

The Illinois Parables by Deborah Stratman (July 1st – 15th)

Saki Mafundikwa, Shungu: The Resilience of a People (July 12th – 18th)

Sara Eliassen, A Blank Slate (July 7th – 20th)

Maja Borg, Man (July 7th – 20th)

Paul McCarthy and Mike Kelley, Fresh Acconci (July 7th – 20th)

John Greyson, Fig Trees (July 7th – 20th)

Miguel Ventura, How Shall I Love You, My New Little One? (July 7th – 20th)

Vision Creep – PWYC (July 15th – July 22nd)

Anocha Suwichakornpong, Graceland (July 1st – 31st)

Anocha Suwichakornpong and Tulapop Saenjaroen, Nightfall (July 1st – 31st)

They Still Want to Kill Us (May 26th – July 31st)

TEFF: Director’s Choice Collection 2021 (June 1st – August 1st)

Artist Talk: Ezra Wube (July 12th at 7PM ET)

Ecstatic Static: W,O,R,D,S


Things to Read

Article/Essay: Warpland Revival By Evie Shockley

Book Recommendation: American Street by Ibi Zoboi

Poem: The Sermon on the Warpland by Gwendolyn Brooks


Things to Do

Assignment: Set up a workday with a friend/colleague. This can be virtual or in-person depending on your ability. This weekend, I spent three hours on Hangout with one of my best friends while we did some direct animation and caught up. This can be especially helpful if there’s a project you’ve been putting off or a practice you’re struggling to restart.


Journal: Brainstorm this week. You have 30 minutes. Sit down with a piece of paper/notebook. Come up with three ideas you could explore for projects. You are under no obligation to make them or even make them reasonable/doable. Just let your imagination run wild.

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